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Vos Group #82 — More on John the Baptist

We turn to pp. 315–318 of Geerhardus Vos’s book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to discuss revelation connected with John the Baptist. Our discussion examines the complexities of John’s role in the grand scheme of Biblical theology, unearthing profound insights about revelation and prophecy. We explore John’s unique connection with Elijah, and the significance of his testimony to Jesus and baptism.

Join us as we ponder Vos’s interpretation of Biblical revelation, shedding light on how it relates to the shadowy figure of John the Baptist. We navigate the delicate interplay between Old Testament prophecy and New Testament fulfillment, guided by the astute scholarship of Vos.


  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:49 Thoughts on Studying Vos
  • 00:14:10 John the Baptist and Elijah
  • 00:21:50 Dispensational Interpretations of OT Prophecy
  • 00:30:11 Repent in Preparation of the Coming of Christ
  • 00:34:37 John’s Baptism
  • 00:43:47 The OT Background to the Baptism of John
  • 00:51:27 Considering John’s Baptism Redemptive-Historically
  • 01:01:50 Conclusion

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